1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 15, 2012 7:52 AM by planb77
Jim655 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I used to sync my nano and let the iTunes program randomly assign songs from my library to the nano.  In my case, clearly my library has too many songs to fit on my 8GB nano.  However, now when I try to resync new music to it, it doesn't do it anymore.  Furthermore, I can't figure out how to delete the music that's already on it.  When I open the music on the nano in iTunes, it's all greyed out and can't be manipulated...  Thanks for any help or suggestions.  The apple store locally suggested reauthorizing my iMac and then trying again.  It didn't help...

  • 1. Re: I can't delete music on 6th gen. nano ipod
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    It sounds like you are trying to manually manage the iPod's contents when you are already have it set up to automatically sync content from your iTunes library.  If you want to be able to manually control what controls you add and remove from the device, enable the Manually manage music option from under the iPod's Summary tab in iTunes.


    See here for more on manual managemenet.

    Managing content manually on iPhone, iPad, and iPod


    Otherwise, if you want to continue to automatically sync your device with your library, you must configure the appropriate sync settings from under the iPod's Summary and Music tabs to no longer sync the content you wish to remove from the Nano. For example, if you have the Sync only checked songs option from under the Summary tab, make sure the music you want to sync to your Nano, has a tick mark next to it in your main iTunes library.  If you don't want it on the Nano anymore, remove the tick mark and resync your iPod.


    As for the issue of having a larger iTunes library than what your Nano is capable of holding, see this article for a few suggestions.

    How to sync music to your iPod when your library is bigger than your iPod storage space